This fall, Rage Against The Machine will rise again.
Eagle Rock Entertainment just announced today that on Friday, October 16th it will release Rage Against The Machine: Live at Finsbury Park. Originally stemming from a 2009 campaign to challenge the dominance of Britain’s hit karaoke show X Factor on the nation’s charts, the concert finally ame to fruition on June 6th, 2010. The original campaign started by English DJ Jon Morter and his wife Tracy was meant to dethrone X Factor as the annual winner on the UK’s annual Christmas singles chart. Morter and his wife nominated RATM’s classic hit ‘Killing in the Name’ to challenge X Factor’s winner and said performer’s single. The band, hearing about the campaign, supported the efforts of Morter and his wife even going so far as to donate proceeds from sales of the single to charity and promising a concert in the UK to celebrate the singe’s success. Live at Finsbury Park is that concert.
Rage Against The Machine: Live at Finsbury Park will be available on Friday, October 16th on DVD, Blu-ray, and digital formats. The DVD will retail for MSRP of $14.98 and the Blu-ray for $19.98. Prices for its digital presentation will be announced at a later date. The twelve-song set features some of RATM’s biggest hits including: ‘Killing in the Name,’ ‘Bulls on Parade,’ ‘People of the Sun,’ ‘Guerilla Radio,’ ‘Bullet in the Head,’ ‘Bombtrack,’ ‘Sleep Now In The Fire,’ ‘and even a cover of The Clash’s hit single ‘White Riot.” Front man Zach de la Rocha even offers an interesting backstory on the song and the band’s choice to perform the song. If the extensive career-spanning set list isn’t enough for audiences, Eagle Rock Entertainment also has included a “Behind The Scenes” featurette that includes an in-depth interview with Jon and Tracy Morter in which the pair discusses the campaign that led to the band’s performance and more. The track listing for Live at Finsbury Park is noted below.
3) People Of The Sun
4) Know Your Enemy
5) Bulls On Parade
6) Township Rebellion
7) Bullet In The Head
8) White Riot
9) Guerrilla Radio
10) Sleep Now In The Fire
12) Killing In The Name
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